Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 10, 1946, Image 1

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APRIL 10. 1946
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Latin America
Talk Scheduled
Thursday at II
Dr. A. Curtis Wilgus
To Speak to UO Groups
“Understanding Our Latin
American Neighbors,” the topic
of a talk by Dr. A. Curtis Wil
gus, will be presented at the 11
o’clock Thursday morning as
sembly. Dr. Wilgus, a professor
of Hispanic-American history
at George Washington university,
Washington, D. C., will be in
I Eugene April 8 to 13. He is here
I for the Inter-American affairs in
stitutes and will speak on the Latin
question in various parts of the
Will Meet Spanish Club
Throughout Thursday Dr. Wilgus
■will be on the campus. He will
Meet with the Spanish club at 4
p.m. in Westminster house, and also
with various other groups inter
ested in international affairs.
Dr. Wilgus is a world-wide au
thority on Hispanic-American his
tory, has attended five Pan-Ameri
can conferences, and has written
a great many books on Hispanic
American history. Among these
numerous publications are, “An
Outline of Hispanic American
History,” “The Caribbean Area,”
“Outline-History of Latin Ameri
ca,” and his latest book, “The
Development of Hispanic America”
which was published in 1941.
To mention a few of his activi
ties Dr. Wilgus is a member of
Delta Phi Epsilon and Phi Gamma
Mu. He was president in 1936 of
the Intra-American Bibliography
an^fc.Library association and editor
(Please turn to page seven)
Odeon Leaders
Plan Exhibition
Annual Creative Show
Scheduled for April 28
Under the co-chairmanship of
Bob McGill and Pat Smith, Odeon,
fourth annual student creative art
show, will be presented Sunday
evening, April 28.
The art exhihit and tea will be
given from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the
Gerlinger sun porch, and the mu
sic and stage performance will be
presented at 8 p.m. in the music
Builds Interest
This annual exhibit of student
work was first presented in 1943
under the sponsorship of Univer
sity student Barbara Hampson;
Dr. R. D. Horn, professor of Eng
lish, and W. A. Dahlberg', director
of speech and dramatic arts. It
was a movement to stimulate in
terests in the field of creative
Odeon will include original stu
dent work in painting, sculpture,
architecture, ceramics, and the
fine arts. Original student musical
compositions, poetry, and modern
dance will be presented.
Chairmen Named
Student chairmen for the affair
are as follows: drama, Marjory
Allingham; dance, Pearl Peterson;
music, Richard Otis; literature
chairmen, Phyl Perkins* Joan
Beckman, and Valerie Overland.
Art chairmen are Joene John
son, painting, and James Cameron,
architecture. Darrell Boone is in
charge of publicity, and Margue
iite Wittwer, journalism.
Faculty Advisors
Faculty advisors for the show
are D. W. Allton, assistant pro
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Director of speech and dramatic
arts, soon to attend the Pacific
Forensic League in Stockton, Cali
Jun£ 15 Scheduled
For Speech Meet
W. A. Dahlberg, director of
speech and arts, reminded all sen
iors Wednesday of the approaching
Failing-Beekman-Jewett senior or
atorical contest held annually at
graduation time.
15-Minute Talk
Seniors participating in the con
test must be graduating in the
June class and must be prepared
to deliver a 15-minute original talk
on any subject. The contest will
be held June 15, the evening pre
ceding graduation, in the musie
auditorium, and the speakers will
wear caps and gowns, Dahlberg
Triple Prizes
A prize of $150 will be awarded
to the best speaker; also a $100
second prize, and a $50 third prize,
donated respectively by Henry
Failing of Portland, C. C. Beck
man of Jacksonville, and Mrs.
W. F. Jewett of Eugene. Six final
ists are chosen from the prelim
inaries, judged by faculty members
of the speech department, thus
giving each of them a 2-to-l chance
of winning one of the prizes, Dahl
berg said.
Dahlberg urged all seniors to
consult , with him for further sug
gestions, for help in preparation,
or for practice in delivery. Senior
participants are also invited to
look over winning orations of pre
vious years in his office at 107A
Friendly hall.
Technicolor Movie
Billed Tonight
A diversified program has
been scheduled for the free
movie series this evening in
207 Chapman hall from 7:30
to 10:30 p.m.
The pictures to be shown
include a technicolor film,
“Jungle Quest for the Great
Stone Heads”; a documentary
film, “Valley Town”; a Rus
sian film, “Experiments in the
Revival of Organisms”; and a
historical film, “Book of
Final Play Tryouts
Final readings for the forth
coming student production “Good
Night, Caroline,” will be held in
Room 1, Guild hall, this evening
at 7. Scheduled for presentation
early in May, the play is a one
act modern comedy, directed by
Gay Shea, senior in drama.
Demobilization Answers UO
Coeds Prayers; Men Galore
More men than women are now
enrolled at the University, a break
down of registration figures of
last week disclosed. As of last
Saturday, 1994 men and 1664 wom
en had entered, nearly 20 percent
more men than women.
The sophomore class, with a 139
percent increase over last year, is
now the largest. Sophomores total
1453, including 861 men and 592
The enrollment of other classes
is: freshman, 539 men, 604 women,
63 percent increase; junior, 80
men, 109 women, 93 percent in
crease; senior, 246 men, 254 wom
en, 114 percent increase.
In addition, there are 159 spe
cial and auditor students and 214
graduate students.
The school with the largest per
centage of increase over last year
is the law school, with 412 percent.
It includes 200 pre-professional,
One World Club to Present
Talk on Foreign Students
Dr. Everett Stowe, executive
secretary of the Committee on
Friendly Relations Among Foreign
Students of New York, will be a
guest on the campus Thursday and
Friday. Dr. Stowe will be enter
tained by the YWCA, YMCA and
the One World Club, a recently or
ganized student group which is
interested in international rela
tions, and in interchange of ideas
between American and foreign stu
The One World Club invites all
students to attend a discussion led
by Dr.' Stowe at 7:30 p.m. Thurs
day at the YWCA, for the purpose
of arousing interest in the forma
* tion of a large and active inter
national club on the campus.
Dr. Stowe to Study Work
Dr. Stowe will visit the west
coast in order to: learn what work
is being done among students from
abroad and technical trainees in
institutions and communities there;
share information on like work in
other regions; and help arrange
for reception at west coast ports
of new students from the Orient.
A native of Ohio, Dr. Stowe has
a graduate degree from Boston
University School of Theology and
from Columbia university. He spent
20 yeg.rs in China from 1923 to
1943, being for 15 years a member
of the faculty of Fukien Christian
university, in the department of
The committee in charge of the
Thursday night discussion consists
of: Bjorg Hansen and Keith Bacon,
program; Alfred Staples, Betty
Walters, Winifred Romtvedt and
Nayda Ramp, publicity; Dido JiJis
ley, refreshments; invitations,
Marian Fong and James Chan.
Foreign Students Invited
The foreign students on this
campus, the ‘‘Unofficial Ambassa
dors" to this country, are particu
larly invited to attend the discus
Thomas La Fargue, visiting as
sociate professor of history on the
campus, has been interested in stu
dents from other lands who have
entered American schools, and has
written a book entitled "China's
First Hundred,” which deals with
what becomes of them when they
return to their homes.
Study of Early Students
His work is a case study, by in
dividuals and by groups, of the
later careers of the first Educa
tional mission from China in 1872.
These hundred men, Mr. La
Fargue’s book indicates, did much
to bridge the gap then existing be
tween China and the western world.
Faculty Praises Emerald
'Atomic Age’ Edition
In a survey conducted Tuesday
among the University professors
on the question “What do you think
of international as well as campus
news in the Emerald?” the general
trend of opinions favored the devo
tion of some space to that type of
O. J. Hollis, dean of the school
of law; I favor the balance, and
think that the students should have
interests in affairs beyond the
campus. But, as the Register Guard
serves the community, so should
the Emerald specialize in campus
K. W. Onthank, dean of person
nel administration: Student atten
tion should have a bearing on the
world they will be living in, as
well as their immediate school life.
Calvin Crumbaker, professor of
economics: It is good to specialize,
as in Tuesday's issue, on one im
portant subject if there is enough
material to justify putting out a
special paper.
D. F. Clark, head of the history
department: Yesterday’s issue was
very appropriate to a subject of
this great importance. It is an ex
ception, however. Very few things
merit this much attention. A city
newspaper would never devote the
whole paper to one subject and the
Emerald should likewise give its
workers the same opportunities for
experience as a city paper.
Quirinus Breen, associate pro
fessor of social science and history:
It is a good idea to devote the
paper to a specific subject in a
case where, it is this important. I
like to see students so interested
in world affairs.
Dr. \V. D. Smith, head of geo
graphy and, geology departments:
This is one of the finest things that
happened in the student world on
the Pacific coast. The students
should put the heat on the poli
ticians and get this straightened
30 first-year, 16 second-year, anil
10 third-year students.
Liberal Arts High
The largest school is the college
of liberal arts, having a total of
586 men and 842 women. These
are divided as follows: 1129 lower
division; 4 general arts and letters;
3 general science; 8 general social
sciences; 5 anthropology; 31 bi
ology; 17 chemistry; 1 classics; 8
economics; 62 English; 7 geology
and geography; 1 Germanic lan
guages; 33 history; 12 mathemat
ics; 4 physics; 9 political science;
39 psychology; 15 Romance lan
guages; and 41 sociology.
More Data
Other departments with their
total registration and increase
over last year are: architecture
and allied arts—437 and 148 per
cent; business administration—81i
and 272 percent; education—136
and 178 percent; journalism—276
and 101 percent; music—154 and
59 percent; physical education—
150 and 194 percent; general stu
dies—3 and 50 percent; auditor—
7, a 53 percent decrease.
Aming those entering the Uni
versity for the first time were
310 men and 40 women, while 1684
men and 1624 women returned.
Sing Contest Rules
Set For 'State Fair’
Rules for the all-campus sing
contest, vocal highlight of the
"State Fair’’ Junior Weekend,
were announced Monday by
Dave Fortmiller, chairman.
Campus living organizations de
siring- to enter the contest should
enter their applications at the ed
ucational' activities office by Sat
urday, April 13, he said.
Rules for the sing are: 1. The
performance shall not last over
three minutes. 2. The group shall
be unaccompanied. 3. The chorus
membership shall not be less than
20 nor more than 30 for women’s
organizations and less than 15 nor
more than 20 for men's organiza
Applications should contain the
name of the house entering the
contest, the name of the song lead
er, and the house phone number.
The basis for judging will be:
enunciation, 20 percent; interpre
tation, 20 percent; tone quality, 20
percent; balance of parts, 10 per
cent; appearance, 10 percent; re
sponse of chorus, 10 percent; type
of song, 10 percent. Each living
organization must work singly in
the contest, the chairman stated.
Members of the all-campus sing
committee are Fortmiller, chair
man; Bill Yates, publicity; Betty
Householder, and Barbara Harr.
Manager Petitions Due
Petitions for the positions of
business manager of the Emerald
and the Oregana must be turned
in to the educational activities
office byr5 p.m. Thursday, April 11.
Candidates will be interviewed
Monday, April 15, at 3 p.m.
Open ISA Meeting Set
Open Independent Students
association senate meeting,
Thursday, 7 p.m., 105 Com
merce hall.